MS Access database and Novell Netware file sharing issues (Data Loss). If you have been loosing data from MS Access. If you enter data and 2 hours later it has gone. It may be Opportunistic Locking. This has been a problem with Netware for a long time. These are the steps that fixed the problem. Ensure you have Netware client 4.91SP2 or greater Right mouse click Netware services icon on the system tray Click Novell Client properties On the advanced tab Change Filing Cashing (change to OFF) File cashing Exclusively Opened Files (change to OFF) File commit (change to ON) Also I have assumed you have check that all user have Read, Write, Modify, File Scan, Erase, and Create permissions to both the file and directory.